Category Archives: Local Government Issues

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BOBCAT Assembly Bill AB-1213

Trapped BOBCATS rise 51% during 2012-2013 trapping season. This priceless photo is from Annica Kreuters photo collection of a bobcat mother and her two cubs within close proximity of her Joshua Tree back yard and home. Kreuters has tracked the growth and behavior of visiting … Continue reading

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BOBCAT ATROCITY Discovered by local JT resident

Local resident, Tom O’Key, discovers a hidden Bobcat live-trap on his private property, set to capture a Bobcat (disregarding size, age, gender) solely for stripping the skin and fur off the animal to be sold to a buyer in a foreign … Continue reading

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POSTAL SERVICE STOPS SATURDAY MAIL DELIVERY

Delivery of common “mail” on Saturdays to stop in one of the most significant steps taken by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to cut $2-billion costs at the struggling U.S. Congress controlled agency.   Packages (parcels) will continue to be delivered … Continue reading

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CASINO TO BREAK 29-PALMS GROUND

The following is a direct copy of the PRESS RELEASE excluding the graphic. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Therese Everett-Kerley / Lisa Herman 760-834-8599 / PR@CordMedia.com TWENTY-NINE PALMS BAND OF MISSION INDIANS TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW CASINO Project Will Bring … Continue reading

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Mail-order Merchants hit by Postage Rate Increases effective Jan 27, 2013

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced it would raise postage rates on January 27, 2013, pending review by the Postal Regulatory Commission. Online product sellers are increasingly feeling the pressure to offer “free shipping” to their customers. Of course, the seller is compelled by … Continue reading

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VETERAN DENIED MEDICAL/DENTAL BENEFITS

Dateline: September 18, 2012 I applied to the Veteran’s Administration for medical/dental benefits. On September 19, 2012 I received the “denial letter” from the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, wherein it describes the reasons for the denial. Rather than editorialize … Continue reading

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LAFCO Official presents Joshua Tree recomendations 9-27-12

In a move to “educate” the population (roughly 8,000+) of the unincorporated community of Joshua Tree (92252), the San Bernardino County government’s LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission) offers a roundtable discussion with Kathleen Rollings-McDonald at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Thursday, September … Continue reading

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DOLLAR GENERAL STORE takes center stage 9-20-12

Dollar General’s initial proposal for their sundries discount store in Joshua Tree will receive review at the next Municipal Advisory Council meeting Thursday, September 20, 2012 — 7 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center. The general public is encouraged to … Continue reading

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UGLY NEWS AROUND TOWN – Updated Sep 20, 2012

This will be “short”… but I’ll update, or, add to it as time goes forward About the middle of March this year, this writer, Bill Ford, and Founder of this JoshuaTreeStar.com  was stricken with what turns out to be Stage 4 … Continue reading

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CASINO PLANS: Joshua Tree MAC Meeting

The “Casino Proposal” is on the JUNE 2012 MAC MEETING AGENDA JOSHUA TREE — Thursday, June 21, 2012 According to a well informed Joshua Tree resident, a discussion of the proposed 29-Palms Band of Mission Indians Casino to be located … Continue reading

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EDISON SMART METER OPT-OUT RULES SET

One of many styles of Electric Smart-Meters Thursday, April 19, 2012 – California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) votes on Smart-Meter ”Opt-Out” rule-making. CPUC APPROVES ANALOG METER OPTIONS FOR EDISON CUSTOMERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO HAVE A WIRELESS SMART METER   The California … Continue reading

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Calif & Edison stick creepy sticky fingers into your pockets

New California taxes, Southern California Edison Rate Increases, Smart Meters By Branson Hunter April 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm You’d think during these historic and unprecedented financially troubled times that SoCal Edison and the State would have some impiety for the … Continue reading

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Calif may have the winning lotto ticket worth $billions

  Windfall of cash could hit state treasury from global warming programs By Paul Rogers progers@mercurynews.com – mercurynews.com Posted:   04/07/2012 03:03:39 PM PDT For the past 10 years, California has struggled with huge budget deficits and wrenching cuts. Suddenly, however, … Continue reading

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SBCO Supervisor pay may be cut to less than half

      SBCO ballot initiative to cut County supervisors salaries down from $153 thousand to $60 thousand will be on the Nov 6, 2012 ballot. San Bernardino County – March 29, 2012 San Bernardino County board of supervisors Tuesday … Continue reading

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Calif to charge you USE TAX… Update Mar 2012

All Calif residents to pay USE TAX whether you owe it or not. Oct 2011: Gov Brown signed into law a scheme to collect $mega-millions from California residents to offset the $multi-billion debt. What is USE TAX? A short answer: … Continue reading

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